Archive of past events

August 2019
Thur 15Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 14Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 14Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 10Ely Pride - The Maltings, Ely, 10am-4pm
Strong winds drove the event inside, but the organisers found room for our stall, complete with giant balloon panda and equally massive flag pole, in the Maltings hall. A good time was had by everyone.
Building a panda Head of our giant panda Giant panda at Ely Pride Gem with panda and banner Diamonds leaflets Our flag pole Gem, Lauren and Heather
Fun and games at Ely Pride
Thur 8Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
The rain held off almost all evening, but not quite long enough for new panda Lorna to be born. Fortunately the band had finished playing by the time the rain forced us inside, so conversation could continue without need for shouting.
Panda at the Boathouse
New-born panda Lorna
Wed 7Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 7Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 1Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm

July 2019
Wed 31Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 31Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 25Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Cambridge set a new UK record for the highest recorded temperature earlier in the day (38.7 °C). Diamonds met as usual at the Boathouse, where new panda Piglet was born, Panda Grace showed off her new earings and pendant, and Panda Kim Bolton reported on her trip to Brighton Pride.
Kim Bolton on a train Kim Bolton with a phone Panda Grace with earrings and pendant Panda at the Boathouse
Pictures from Kim Bolton's trip to Brighton Pride, Grace with her new jewellery, and new panda Piglet born on 25 July
Wed 24Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 24Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 18Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 17Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 17Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
12-14Trip to Sparkle: The annual Sparkle Transgender Celebration event takes place in Manchester this weekend, and usually a number of our members make the trip to enjoy the fun!
Thur 11Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Panda Grace was born and quickly adopted!
Grace at the Boathouse Sam at the Boathouse
Grace was born on 11th July 2019
Wed 10Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 10Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 4Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 3Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 3Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm

June 2019
Thur 27Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 26Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 26Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 20Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 19Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 19Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 13Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 12Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 12Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 8Cambridge Pride 2019
Cambridge's first Pride took place on Saturday 8th June 2019, including a punt parade with each punt decorated in a colour of the rainbow flag and carrying members of local LGBT+ support groups. Diamonds had the yellow punt!
A giant pink and blue panda Decorated punt on the Cam
Diamonds member Michelle braved the cold and rain at the front, while others sheltered under umbrellas
Thur 6Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 5Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 5Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 1Dining club: Pipasha Restaurant

May 2019
Thur 30Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 29Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 29Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 23Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 22Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 22Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 16Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 15Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 15Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 9Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 8Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 8Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 4Dining club
Thur 2Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 1Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 1Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm

April 2019
Thur 25Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 24Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 24Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 18Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 17Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 17Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 11Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 10Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 10Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 6Dining club
Thur 4Trans Men Focus Week: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Just to be clear, everyone is welcome every week, and the intent of these focii is purely to promise that a few folks from the same subgroup actually get together. Please don't feel like you have to avoid us if you don't match the target!
Wed 3Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 3Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm

March 2019
Thur 28Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 27Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 27Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 21Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 20Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 14Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 13Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 13Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 7Younger Members Focus Week: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Our regular Thursday meet at the same old place, but attempting to get together more of our younger members, so that you get to meet each other instead of the regulars. So if you usually tick one of the first two boxes on the age demographics, or don't have to scroll to enter your date of birth, please do come along and meet each other. Ignore that group of oldies in the corner grumbling about the war, or rationing, or something...
Wed 6Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 6Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 2Dining club: Gourmet House (Castle Hill), 8 pm. Four Diamonds enjoyed good food in a cosmopolitan atmosphere. We also discovered that the portion sizes have not got any smaller since our last visit!

February 2019
Thur 28Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Sam with a felt guitar
Fabulous felting by Sophie
Wed 27Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 27Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 21Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 20Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 14Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 13Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 13Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 7Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 6Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 6Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 2Dining club: The Waterman

January 2019
Thur 31Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 30Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 30Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 24Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 23Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 23Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 17Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 16Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 16Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 10Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 9Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 9Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 5Dining club: No dining club ths month (still feeling full up from too much festive feasting)
Thur 3Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 2Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 2Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm

December 2018
Thur 28Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 27Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 27Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 20Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 19Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 19Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 13Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 12Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 12Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 6Christmas Dinner: The Boathouse, 8pm.
A lovely evening in the (recently refurbished) upper room of the Boathouse. Many thanks to Gem for organising.
Wed 5Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 5Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 1Dining club: No dining club tonight as we have Chrismas dinner next week.

November 2018
Thur 29Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 28Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 28Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 22Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 21Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 21Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Tue 20Transgender Day of Remembrance: Castle Hill, 7pm.
Thur 15Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 14Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 14Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 8Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 7Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 7Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 3Dining club: No dining club this month (or at least not one known to the webmistress)
Thur 1Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Back in the Boathouse this week following refurbishment work.

October 2018
Wed 31Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 31Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 25Diamonds Central: The Haymakers (Chesterton High Street), 8-11pm
Still in the Haymakers this week due to refurbishment of the Boathouse. Back to the Boathouse next week!
Wed 24Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 24Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 18Diamonds Central: The Haymakers (Chesterton High Street), 8-11pm
Different venue this week due to the Boathouse being closed for refurbishment
Wed 17Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 17Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 11Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 10Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 10Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 6Dining club: The Emperor (Latin Tapas)
Thur 4Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 3Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, 8.30-11pm
Wed 3Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm

September 2018
Thur 27Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 26Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Brook, Brookfields, 8.30-11pm
Our dance nights are following the John Wright band to their new venue at The Brook, Brookfields (bottom of Mill Road) from this week. As always, please see note here about Diamonds Extra events.
Wed 26Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 20Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 19Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Flying Pig, 8-11pm
Note that from next week our dance nights will follow the band to The Brook (on Brookfields at the bottom of Mill Road)
Wed 19Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 13Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 12Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Flying Pig, 8-11pm
Wed 12Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 6Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 5Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Flying Pig, 8-11pm
Wed 5Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 1Dining club: Gourmet House, Castle Hill, 8pm. Six diamonds and two pandas enjoyed some delicious (and often very spicy) food and had a lovely evening. The large portion sizes defeated several of us!

August 2018
Thur 30Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 29Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Flying Pig, 8-11pm
Wed 29Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sun 26Gem's Birthday BBQ - Despite the wet bank holiday weather we still managed to burn plenty of meat, and a good time was had by all. Thanks go to Gem for hosting!
Gem with barbecue Barbecue on table
Sat 25External event: Cambridge Pride community walk and picnic
Thur 23Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 22Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Flying Pig, 8-11pm
Wed 22Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 16Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 15Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Flying Pig, 8-11pm
Wed 15Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 9Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Four pandas and a red dragon
Siân, Sam, Sheila, a Welsh red dragon, and newborn panda Titus (photo taken shortly before his mouth was added) at Diamonds Central on 9th August
Wed 8Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Flying Pig, 8-11pm
Wed 8Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 4Dining club: Oops, we missed Dining Club this month. We had Charlie Chan's on the list but it recently closed. The Dimonds Dining Club Curse strikes again!
Thur 2Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 1Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Flying Pig, 8-11pm
Wed 1Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm

July 2018
Thur 26Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 25Diamonds Extra: Dance night - Flying Pig, 8-11pm (note different venue)
Wed 25Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 19Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 18Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Flying Pig, 8-11pm (NOTE DIFFERENT VENUE FOR THIS WEEK). A last minute change of venue to the Flying Pig, where the John Wright band will be temporarily based as they look for a permanent home.
Wed 18Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 12Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Post-Sparkle chat and discussion!
Wed 11Diamonds Extra: Dance night - Station Tavern, 8-11pm
Jonny Wright's Wednesday Sessions live music have moved to the Station Tavern, Station Square, from this week, and our dance nights have followed them! A number of our regular Wednesday girls attended the first Station Tavern Wednesday Session.
Wed 11Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 7Dining club: No dining club this month due to Sparkle and people being away.
7-8Trip to Sparkle, Manchester
Fewer Diamonds attended this year, but those who did were treated to lots of sunny weather, great music, and interesting talks.
Pandas with Sparkle guidebook
Thur 5Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Jason dropped in to advertise Brighter Days' Summer House party in August. Meanwhile, Panda Sam had fun with the flyers.
Sam on top of a house of cards
Sam is Monach of the Castle!
Wed 4Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Note that this is the last Wednesday meeting at the Boathouse; from next week our Dance nights will be following the band to the Station Tavern, Station Square. As always please see note here about Diamonds Extra activities.
Wed 4Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm

June 2018
Thur 28Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 27Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 27Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 21Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 14Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 13Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 13Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 7Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 6Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 6Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 2Dining club: The Golden Curry, Mill Road

May 2018
Thur 31Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 30Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 30Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 24Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 23Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 23Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 17Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 16Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 16Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 10Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 9Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 9Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 5Dining club: The Olive Grove, Regent Street, 8pm.
Thur 3Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 2Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 2Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm

April 2018
Thur 26Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 25Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 25Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 19Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 18Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 18Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 12Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 11Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 11Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 7Dining club: Jamie's Italian. A new Panda was born and named Jamie after their birthplace!
Pandas on a table
Thur 5Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 4Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 4Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm

March 2018
Thur 29Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 28Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 28Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 22Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 21Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 21Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 15Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 14Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 14Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 8Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 7Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 7Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 3Dining club: No dining club this month
Thur 1Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm

February 2018
Wed 28Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 28Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 22Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 21Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 21Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 15Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 14Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 14Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 8Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 7Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 7Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 3Dining club: Maharajah, Castle Hill
Thur 1Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm

January 2018
Wed 31Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 31Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 25Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 24Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 24Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 18Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 17Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 17Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 11Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 10Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 10Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 6Dining club: No dining club this month: we were still too full from Christmas dinner!
Thur 4Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 3Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 3Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm

December 2017
Thur 28Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 27Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 27Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 21Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 16Christmas Dinner: The Jolly Brewer, Milton, 8pm
Thur 14Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 13Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 13Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 7Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 6Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 6Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 2Dining club: No dining club due to Christmas Dinner later in the month

November 2017
Thur 30Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 29Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 29Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 23Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 22Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 22Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 16Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 15Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 15Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 9Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 8Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 8Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 2Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 1Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 1Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm

October 2017
Thur 26Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 25Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 25Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Wed 25Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 19Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 18Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 18Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 12Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 11Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 11Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 7Dining club: No dining club this month
Thur 5Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 4Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 4Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm

September 2017
Thur 28Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 27Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 27Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 21Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 14Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 13Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 13Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 7Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 6Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 6Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 2Dining club: No dining club this month :(

August 2017
Thur 31Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 30Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 30Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 24Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 23Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 23Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 17Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 16Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 16Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Thur 10Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 9Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 9Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm
Sat 5Dining club: The Waterman (Chesterton Road), 8pm. A good meal in the newly refurbished and just reopened pub.
Thur 3Diamonds Central: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 2Diamonds Extra: Dance night - The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 2Diamonds Extra: Tea and cake - 3-5pm

July 2017
Thur 27Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 26Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 26Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 20Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Sparkle-born pandas Sailor and Xena made their introductions and were adopted by Diamonds members. Meanwhile Hugh, who could not be assembled at Sparkle due to a lack of noses, was born.
Pandas on a table Sailor on a beer glass
Wed 19Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 19Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 13Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Three pandas plus wristband
New panda Kim Bolton shares Sparkle stories with Mick and Rupert.
Wed 12Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 12Tea and cake: 3-5pm
7-9Trip to Sparkle. Several Diamonds attended the national Sparkle transgender celebration event in Manchester. We had a great weekend, enjoying the music in Sackville Gardens (even if it was a bit loud at times), listening to the talks and joining the workshops in the LGBT Foundation, partying in the bars, browsing the Arndale and Afflecks, and sampling Manchester's restaurants. A huge thanks goes to our very own Gem Taylor who once again organised cheap accommodation for us in Weston Halls. For the official Sparkle website click here.
Pandas on a table
Four new pandas were born at Sparkle, including Kim Bolton, pictured here on Canal Street with Sam and a partially constructed panda.
Thur 6Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 5Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 5Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sat 1Dining club: No dining club this month, presumably in view of Sparkle next weekend

June 2017
Thur 29Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 28Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 28Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 22Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 21Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 21Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 15Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 14Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 14Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 8Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 7Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 7Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sat 3Dining club: The Green Man, Trumpington
Thur 1Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm

May 2017
Wed 31Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 31Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 25Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 24Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 24Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 18Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 17Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 17Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 11Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 10Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 10Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sat 6Dining club: Nandos, Newmarket Road
Thur 4Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 3Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 3Tea and cake: 3-5pm

April 2017
Thur 27Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 26Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 26Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 20Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 19Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 19Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 13Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 12Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 12Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 6Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Panda April finally got her mouth, red lipstick included. Meanwhile, Sam was enjoying a holiday.
Panda April Sam with train in background
Wed 5Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 5Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sat 1Dining club: Klub Polonia, 8.30pm
Panda April was nearly born, but unfortunately there was no suitable wool for her mouth so her birth had to wait!
Two pandas

March 2017
Thur 30Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 29Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 29Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 23Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 22Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 22Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 16Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 15Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 15Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 9Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 8Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 8Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sat 4Dining club: Frankie & Benny's, 8pm
Thur 2Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 1Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 1Tea and cake: 3-5pm

February 2017
Thur 23Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 22Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 22Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 16Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm. Including a film crew of Anglia Ruskin media students who came to interview Louise
Wed 15Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 15Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 9Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 8Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 8Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Wed 8Cambridge Constabulary LGBT Community Conference: Huntingdon, 11am-4pm. Confirmed topics include Transgender awareness, Mental health and emotional wellbeing, and personal safety. They have invited us along, so if you would like to attend please let us know. They say: The theme will be "Community" and the aim is for us all to get a better understanding of what we of can do for each other - as a consequence of this, we will all have supplemented our knowledge enabling us to provide an enhanced service to the communities we all work in/for and live in.
Sat 4Dining club: Meghna, Victoria Road, 8pm
Thur 2Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 1Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 1Tea and cake: 3-5pm

January 2017
Thur 26Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 25Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 25Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 19Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 18Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 18Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 12Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 11Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 11Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sat 7Dining club: No dining club this month (we were still full up from Christmas...)
Thur 5Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 4Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 4Tea and cake: 3-5pm

December 2016
Thur 29Meet, chat and discuss: NO MEETING PROBABLY
Wed 28Social and dance night: NO MEETING PROBABLY
Wed 28Tea and cake: NO MEETING PROBABLY
Thur 22Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 21Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 21Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sat 17Christmas Dinner: St Ives
This year we went to the White Hart in St Ives where we enjoyed a lovely (and filling - large portion sizes here!) meal. Many thanks to Gem for organising this year's dinner.
Diamonds pandas at the White Hart Sheila, Katie and Rupert Christmas dinner 2016
Thur 15Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 14Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 14Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 8Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 7Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 7Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sat 3Dining club: NO DINING CLUB due to Christmas dinner later in the month
Thur 1Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm

November 2016
Thur 1Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 30Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 30Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 24Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 23Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 23Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 20Transgender Day of Remembrance: Castle Hill, 8pm.
Eight of us gathered at the top of Castle Hill where surrounded by candles, fairy lights, glowing balloons and the view of the city we remembered those trans folk who have died in the last year from violence.
Thur 17Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 16Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 16Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 10Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 9Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 9Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sat 5Dining club: Bollywood Spice, Waterbeach
Thur 3Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 2Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 2Tea and cake: 3-5pm

October 2016
Thur 27Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 26Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 26Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 20Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 19Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 19Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 13Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 12Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 12Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 6Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 5Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 5Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sat 1Dining club: No dining club this month (due to some members being away and the rest of us failing to get sufficiently excited) :(

September 2016
Thur 29Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
We had a visit from Emma (our police 'LAGLO'), Luke and Michelle from Cambridge Constabulary, looking to find out how they can best help support us. Despite being squashed into a corner of the Boathouse we had a good conversation. They have also invited us to their LGBT Community Conference on 8 February next year.
Wed 28Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 28Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 22Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 21Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 21Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 15Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 14Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 14Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 8Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 7Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 7Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 4Pink Festival: Sunday Party, the Boathouse, 11am-late.
The 2016 Pink Festival Sunday Party (Sun 4 Sept) was a great success, featuring live on-stage music in the car park, BBQ, children's activities, craft stalls, disco, and more! Diamonds put in a good presence, with members helping to set up and stewarding as well as enjoying the entertainment. Our banner put in an appearance too!
Diamonds banner with stage in background Panda Sam at the Pink Festival Diamonds banner
Sat 3Dining club: Byron Burgers, 8pm
Sat 3Pink Festival: Horse Meat Disco, Dot Cotton Party, and more, the Junction, 10pm.
Sat 3Pink Festival: Erasure's Andy Bell at Cambridge Corn Exchange, 8pm.
Sat 3Pink Festival: Community Day, Cambridge Guildhall, 12noon-6pm.
Thur 1Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm

August 2016
Wed 31Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 31Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 25Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Giant panda Mona introduced herself
Mona with Sheila, Sam and Boris Panda Mona
Panda Mona is much bigger than the others... clearly she's the Mum
Wed 24Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 24Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 20Gem's Birthday BBQ: Please contact us for details.
Thur 18Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 17Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 17Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 11Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 10Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 10Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sat 6Dining club: Lion and Lamb, Milton.
Thur 4Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 3Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 3Tea and cake: 3-5pm

July 2016
Thur 28Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 27Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 27Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 21Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 14Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Sparkle-born pandas Rose and Tally attended their first Thursday meeting, while Panda Boris made his first appearance as Foreign Secretary. Plus, fabulous ice cream cupcakes supplied by Megan!
Boris the Panda Boris with a cupcake
Presenting your new Foreign Secretary, all hail Boris!
Tally with a bottle Tally drinking from a wine glass Tally by a drain
Newest panda mascot Tally's full name is Talisker Oban Laphroaig Glenfiddich. No wonder she ends up in the gutter at the end of the night!
Wed 13Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 13Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sat 9Pink Festival at the Big Weekend: Cambridge LGBT event with possible Pride March. See their Facebook page for more.
8-10Trip to the Sparkle National Transgender Celebration event in Manchester.
Many diamonds attended and in spite of the rain had lots of fun variously enjoying the atmosphere and live music in Sackville Gardens and on Canal Street, attending the talks and workshops at the LGBT Foundation, eating out in the pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, browsing the shops (and scouring the city in search of navy blue wool for the Diamonds Pandas), visiting museums, making new friends and catching up with old ones from across the country, and partying the nights away in the pubs and clubs of Manchester's Gay Village. Three new panda mascots were born: Lulu II (who disappeared off with a fellow passenger on the train out), Rose (who is very pink due to a temporary blue wool shortage), and Tally.
A huge thanks must go to Gem for organising the accommodation at Weston Halls for us. Please click here to give feedback and register your interest for next year!
Katie the Panda at MK railway station Panda Lulu (II) being adopted Katie the Panda Gem, Stephanie and Susan having dinner Out and about in Manchester Katie with a Sparkle wristband Dinner at Try Thai Katie the Panda at the People's History Museum Katie the Panda on the bridge by Canal Street Katie the Panda on the bridge by Canal Street Katie the Panda and a police car Jazz in Sackville Gardens Jazz, Susan and Katie Katie at the Spectrum Pride stall LGBT Foundation: Equality Wins! Dinner at Arnero Katie and Rose at Arnero Rose sitting on a glass Link to movie of Tally's birth Transgender memorial
Sparkle 2016: In and around the National Transgender Celebration event in Sackville Gardens, Manchester
Thur 7Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 6Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 6Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sat 2Dining club: Moza, Cambridge Leisure Park
Mick sitting in a menu A row of Diamonds pandas Another shot of the Diamonds pandas
8 fabulous diamonds throroughly enjoyed a lovely evening at Moza tasting a variety of Indian dishes -including popadums, onion bahji, a wide range of curries (chicken, lamb, fish, etc.), different kinds of freshly made pilau rice and naan bread (plain, garlic, peshwari), and completed with a variety of fruits and rice puddings... The pandas only emerged once they heard that the curries had been cleared. Apparently they did not fancy any curry stain!

June 2016
Thur 30Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 29Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 29Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 23Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 22Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 22Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 16Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 15Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 15Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 9Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 8Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 8Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sat 4Dining club: Chiquito Tex Mex, Cambridge Leisure Park.
Thur 2Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 1Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 1Tea and cake: 3-5pm

May 2016
Thur 26Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 25Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 25Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 19Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 18Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 18Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Thur 12Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 11Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 11Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sat 7Dining club: Pipasha Restaurant, Newmarket Road. Please let us know if you'd like to come.
Thur 5Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 4Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 4Tea and cake: 3-5pm

April 2016
Thur 28Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 27Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 27Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 24Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 21Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 17Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 14Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 13Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 13Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 10Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 7Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 6Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 6Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 3Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 2Dining club: Klub Polonia
Diamonds pandas with a slice of cake Jenna and Mick, with pudding Jenna and Mick, with another desert
A wet evening outside but a delicious meal inside. The Diamonds pandas gathered for their puddings.

March 2016
Thur 31Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 30Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 30Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Mon 28Susan's birthday meal: Nines Global Buffet
Rupert, Mick and Sam with a bowl of water New panda mascot Sam with Mick and Rupert
Several Diamonds celebrated Susan's birthhday with a meal out at Nines Global Buffet. New panda mascot Sam was also born, thus sharing a birthday with Susan!
Sun 27Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 26External event (Beaumont Huntingdon), Huntingdon, 7.30pm
Thur 24Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 23Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 23Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 20Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 17Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 16Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 16Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 13Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 10Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 9Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 9Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 6Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 5Dining club: Bella Italia, Cambridge Leisure Park, 8pm. Nine diamonds attended, with some going on to watch the film London has Fallen afterwards.
Thur 3Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 2Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 2Tea and cake: 3-5pm

February 2016
Sun 28Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 27External event (Beaumont Huntingdon), Huntingdon, 7.30pm
Thur 25Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 24Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 24Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 21Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 20External event (Oasis Norfolk) : Chinese New Year Celebrations, Norwich, 6.30-11pm
Thur 18Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 17Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 17Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 14Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 13External event (Beau Bedford), Bedford, 7.30-10pm
Thur 11Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 10Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 10Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 7Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 6External event (MyT Night), Bedford, 7.30pm
Sat 6Dining club: The Carpenter's Arms, Victoria Road
Thur 4Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 3Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 3Tea and cake: 3-5pm

January 2016
Sun 31Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 28Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Matt Gadsby, Community Cohesion & Partnership Support Sergeant of Cambridgeshire Police Constabulary visited us to discuss policing in the city.
Wed 27Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 27Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 24Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 23External event (Beaumont Huntingdon), Huntingdon, 7.30pm
Thur 21Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 17Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 14Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 13Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 13Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 10Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 9External event (Beau Bedford), Bedford, 7.30-10pm
Sat 9Dining club: The Grapes, Histon Road (Thai food).
Mick with a bowl of yellow curry Jenna, Mick and Rupert
January Dining Club: Benji's Thai Food at The Grapes
Thur 7Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 6Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 6Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 3Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 2External event (MyT Night), Bedford, 7.30pm
Sat 2Dining club: Has been postponed to next week

December 2015
Thur 31Social and dance night: The Boathouse have their new year's eve party tonight, so no regular Meet, chat and discuss. Some Diamonds may be at the Boathouse's party - watch the forum or Facebook page
Wed 30Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 30Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 27Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 24Meet, chat and discuss: NO MEETING
It is possible that some Diamonds may be there anyway, but you might want to check the forum or Facebook page to see if anyone else is going if you are thinking of turning up, otherwise you might be the only one there!
Wed 23Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 23Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 20Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 19Christmas meal out: The Jolly Brewer, Milton, 8pm
19 Diamonds attended and had an enjoyable evening of good food and good company. Many thanks to Susan for organising the dinner again this year!
Thur 17Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 16Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 16Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 13Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 12External event (Beau Bedford), Bedford, 7.30-10pm
Thur 10Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 9Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 9Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 6Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 5Dining club: NO DINING CLUB this month as we have the Christmas dinner instead (on 19th Dec). We decided that we were all looking forward to too many turkey dinners to have a dining club as well!
Sat 5External event (MyT Night), Bedford, 7.30pm
Sat 5External event (Free To Be You), Bedford, 11am-12
Thur 3Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 2Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 2Tea and cake: 3-5pm

November 2015
Sun 29Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 28External event (Beaumont Cambridge), Huntingdon, 7.30pm
Thur 26Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 25Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 25Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 22Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 21External event (Free To Be You), Bedford, 11am-12
Fri 20International Transgender Day of Remembrance Reading: Castle Mound, 8-9pm
A quiet, round the candle, meeting to remember those across the world in the trans community who have suffered over the last year. The reading is being organised by Diamonds but all are welcome.
Rupert and Ahwina in the Castle afterwards
In spite of the cold around 17 of us from Diamonds and from across the city gathered around the latterns, glowsticks and fairy lights in a very moving vigil. We read the official TDoR list of those known to have died as a result of anti-transgender violence over the past year, and also remembered those who have died through suicide or silently in countries where transgender is never talked about. Let us hope and pray that there will be fewer names on the list in future years.
Thur 19Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 18Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 18Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 15Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 14External event (Beau Bedford), Bedford, 7.30-10pm
Thur 12Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 11Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 11Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 8Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 7Dining club: Plough and Fleece, Horningsea.
On Saturday 7th November 2015, 11 Cambridge diamonds and 4 pandas gathered to have a candle lit dinner at the Plough and Fleece, Horningsea. The food and veg were beautifully cooked and in large sufficient portion. The waiting staff were friendly and helpful. All of us had a lovely time.
Diamonds panda mascots sitting around a candle
Sheila, Rupert, Mick and Jenna at the November Dining Club
Sat 7External event (MyT Night), Bedford, 7.30pm
Sat 7External event (Free To Be You), Bedford, 11am-12
Thur 5Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 4Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 4Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 1Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm

October 2015
Thur 29Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 28Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 28Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 25Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 23External event (Beaumont Cambridge), Huntingdon, 7.30pm
Sat 23External event (Free To Be You), Bedford, 2.30-3.30pm
Thur 22Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 21Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 21Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 18Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 15Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 14Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 14Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 11Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 10External event (Beau Bedford), Bedford, 7.30-10pm
Fri 9External event (Free To Be You), Bedford, 6.30-7.30pm
Thur 8Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 7Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 7Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 4Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 3External event (MyT Night), Bedford, 7.30-11.30pm
Sat 3Dining club: Klub Polonia, 8 pm
Jenna, Awhina and Mick around a candle Pandas around a bowl of soup Stephanie crocheting another panda Jenna climbing a flower vase Three pandas on a flower vase
Diamonds panda mascots Jenna, Mick and Awhina had lots of fun at Klub Polonia, enjoying the soup and climbing the vases. All balancing on one flower vase proved tricky, but by combining their efforts and all supporting each other they finally made it. Isn't that what Diamonds is all about?
Thur 1Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
New panda mascot Awhina was born and joined the others!

Awhina at the Boathouse Diamonds panda mascots Mick, Rupert, Awhina and Sheila
The famous Diamonds pandas are celebrating the new born! Left to right in the second photo are Mick, Rupert, Awhina and Sheila

September 2015
Wed 30Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 30Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 27Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 26External event (Beaumont Cambridge), Huntingdon, 7.30pm
Sat 26External event (Free To Be You), Bedford, 2.30-3.30pm
Thur 24Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 23Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Live music from the Wednesday Session at our Social and Dance Night
Live music from the Wednesday Session at our Social and Dance Night
Wed 23Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 20Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 17Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 16Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 16Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 13Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 12External event (Beau Bedford), Bedford, 7.30-10pm
Fri 11External event (Free To Be You), Bedford, 6.30-7.30pm - No Meeting - restarts on 26 Sept
Thur 10Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 9Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 9Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 6Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 5External event (MyT Night), Bedford, 7.30-11.30pm
Sat 5Dining club: We're planning to try the new Chinese Restaurant on Chesterton Road which has opened on the site of our old favourite the Hot Pot. NOTE change from our previous idea of the Polonia Club - we'll save that for another time. Please let us know if you'd like to come! They have no menus and no phone, which also probably means it is cash only (so what has changed, you ask)
Panda Mick with chopsticks and rice
These Pandas seem to have a thing for Chinese food?
Thur 3Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 2Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 2Tea and cake: 3-5pm

August 2015
Sun 30Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 29External event (Free To Be You), Bedford, 2.30-3.30pm - No Meeting - restarts on 26 Sept
Thur 27Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 26Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 26Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 23Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sun 23Gem's Birthday BBQ
The rain stopped and the sun came out just in time! Many thanks to Gem for hosting this event again this year!
Sheila Bear with a plate of sausages and burgers
Sheila Bear tucks in at Gem's BBQ
Thur 20Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Table mascot Sheila was back from her holiday in France with Diamonds member Chrissie, and shared some of her holiday snaps:
Sheila at Trois Epis Sheila sitting on a fence post Sheila at Eschbach Door of St Peter's church, Black Forest Sheila with a large slice of Black Forest gateau Sheila at the Maria Lindenburg shrine in the Black Forest Sheila by the river in Colmar At a cafe in Colmar Sheila on a picnic table in Abreschviller Sheila at an Eco Village
Sheila on holiday in France. Click on the thumbnails for the full versions!
Wed 19Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 19Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 16Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Fri 14External event (Free To Be You), Bedford, 6.30-7.30pm - No Meeting - restarts on 26 Sept
Thur 13Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 12Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 12Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 9Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 6Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Thur 6Transgender film with Director & Lead Actress Q&A, Arts Picturehouse, 6.30pm
The "Queers in Shorts" season has a Transgender film on! 52 Tuesdays plus live Q&A with director Sophie Hyde and lead actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey is on at the Arts Picturehouse at 6.30pm. Note the film is on and finished before our regular meet.
Wed 5Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 5Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 2Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 1Dining club: Yippee Noodles, King street, 8pm.
Nine Diamonds attended and had an enjoyable evening, while Diamonds panda mascot Jenna had fun with the chopsticks!
Jenna with chopsticks at Yippee Noodle Bar
Jenna at the August Dining Club

July 2015
Thur 30Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 29Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 29Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 26Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 25External event (Beaumont Cambridge): Huntingdon, 7.30pm. See here for details.
Thur 23Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 22Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 22Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 19Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 16Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 15Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 15Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 12Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
10-12Trip to Sparkle, Manchester.
Several Diamonds members attended the weekend and had a great time! Diamonds members got up to a range of activities including browsing the shops in Manchester's Arndale Centre and Afflecks, drinking free champagne in the VIP area at the Sparkle welcome event on Friday, enjoying the live music at Sparkle in the Park, attending the Sparkle talks and workshops at the LGBT Foundation, and sampling some of Manchester's restaurants!
Bridge by Canal Street Sparkle welcome event Sparkle banners Michelle with Alan Turing
Sparkle 2015 (left to right): Enjoying the sun by canal street, drinking free champagne at the Sparkle welcome event, some of the Sparkle banners, and Diamonds member Michelle with Alan Turing in Sackville Gardens.
Thur 9Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 8Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 8Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 5Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 4Dining club: Frankie & Benny's (Cambridge Leisure Park)
Thur 2Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm

June 2015
Wed 1Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 1Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 28Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 27External event (Beaumont Cambridge): Huntingdon, 7.30pm. See here for details.
Thur 25Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 24Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 24Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 21Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 18Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 17Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 17Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 14Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 11Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 10Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 10Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 7Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 6Dining club: Bella Italia, 8.30pm
June dining club
June Dining Club
Thur 4Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm.
We had hoped to attend KaLing's leaving party at the Hotpot restaurant (one of our favourite Dining Club venues, which is closing this week due to the owner KaLing moving on) but it turned out to be so popular that we were unable to get in. However we had a nice evening at the Boathouse instead!
Wed 3Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 3Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Wed 3Leaflet and poster design meeting, Milton Tesco Costa, 1pm
Planning meeting for designing and updating leaflets and posters to promote Diamonds at festivals such as the Big Weekend.

May 2015
Sun 31Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 30Mary Humphrey exhibition including our pics!
Photographer Mary Humphrey, who took the lovely photos on our website front page when she came to Diamonds, is exhibiting her work at the ArtCell Gallery (CRUK Cambridge Research Institute, Addenbrookes site). It includes our pics so do go along to support her as she gave the pics to us! The exhibition is entitled 'Because - a reflection and accumulation of images and voices that demand to be acknowledged', and runs 29 May - 31 July 2015 (PV 30 May 10am-2pm).
Thur 28Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 27Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 27Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 24Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 23External event (Beaumont Cambridge): Huntingdon, 7.30pm. See here for details.
Thur 21Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 20Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 17Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 14Planning meeting to discuss involvement in Pink Festival: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
This was to discuss our involvement in next year's Pink Festival, and this year's "Pink at the Big Weekend".
Wed 13Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 13Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 10Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 7Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 6Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 6Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 3Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 2Dining club: Pipasha Restaurant, Newmarket Road.

April 2015
Thur 30Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 29Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 29Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 26Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 25External event (Beaumont Cambridge): Huntingdon, 7.30pm. See here for details.
Thur 23Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 22Social and dance night: The Boathouse/Tally Ho - See Events blog
Wed 22Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 19Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 16Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 15Social and dance night: The Boathouse/Tally Ho - See Events blog
Wed 15Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 12Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 11Dining club: Osteria Waggon and Horses (Milton Italian), 8.30pm
Thur 9Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 8Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 8Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 5Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 4Dining club: DINING CLUB HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO NEXT WEEK DUE TO EASTER
Thur 2Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 1Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 1Tea and cake: 3-5pm

March 2015
Sun 29Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 28External event (Beaumont Cambridge): Huntingdon, 7.30pm. See here for details.
Thur 26Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 25Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 25Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 22Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Unfortunately absence of the quizmaster meant tonight's quiz was a bit non-existent...
Thur 19Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 18Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 18Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 15Quiz night: NO QUIZ NIGHT - BOATHOUSE STILL CLOSED DUE TO FIRE NEXT DOOR
Thur 12Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 11Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 11Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 8Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 7Dining club: Jolly Brewers, Milton, 8pm
Thur 5Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 4Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 4Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 1Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm

February 2015
Sat 28External event (Beaumont Cambridge): Huntingdon, 7.30pm. See here for details.
Thur 26Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 25Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 25Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 22Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 19Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 18Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 18Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 15Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 12Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 11Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 11Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 8Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 7Dining club: The Hot Pot (Chesterton Road), 8pm
Thur 5Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 4Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 4Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 1Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm

January 2015
Thur 29Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 28Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 28Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 25Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 24External event (Beaumont Cambridge): Huntingdon, 7.30pm. See here for details.
Thur 22Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 21Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 21Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 18Quiz night: NO QUIZ NIGHT
The Boathouse isn't doing their weekly quiz this week - but they say it will be back as normal next week
Thur 15Meet, chat and discuss: NO MEETING
Or at least no "greeters" - see the Events blog. Other folk may turn up, so please do check the yahoo or facebook groups
Wed 14Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 14Tea and cake: NO MEETING
Sun 11Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 8Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 7Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 7Tea and cake: NO MEETING
Sun 4Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
The Diamonds team got second place this week, only one mark below the winners. Go girls!
Sat 3Dining club: No dining club this month ☹
Thur 1Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm.
Meeting as normal for the first gathering of 2015!

December 2014
Wed 31Social and dance night: New Year's Eve party at the Boathouse, 8-11pm
The Boathouse has a special New Year's Eve party tonight, and Diamonds members will be there! See the Boathouse's poster here for details; note that tickets are £15 and you may want to get one in advance.
Wed 31Tea and cake: NO MEETING
Sun 28Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 27External event (Beaumont Cambridge): Huntingdon, 7.30pm. See here for details.
Thur 25Meet, chat and discuss: NO MEETING
Wed 24Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 24Tea and cake: NO MEETING
Sun 21Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 20Christmas meal out: The Jolly Brewer, Milton, 8pm.
Thank you very much to Susan for organising this year's Christmas meal!
Thur 18Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 17Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 17Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 14Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 11Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm.
Tonight's meeting featured two guest visits!
- Lily Quantock from local LGBT charity Encompass Network joined us to learn more about trans issues and what Encompass can do to support Diamonds.
- Ruth Foreman and her friends from Free To Be Me Ltd came along to get our input on the new lingerie web shop they are setting up with a focus on supporting our particular needs.
Wed 10Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 10Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 7Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 6Dining club: The Hotpot, Chesterton Road, 8pm.
Thur 4Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 3Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 3Tea and cake: 3-5pm

November 2014
Sun 29Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 27Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 26Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 26Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Wed 26External event (Encompass Network): Social event for older LGBT people, Ross St Community Centre, 2-5pm. See Events blog for details.
Sun 23Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 22External event (Beaumont Cambridge): Huntingdon, 7.30pm. See here for details.
Thur 20Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 19Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 19Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 16Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 13Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 12Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 12Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 9Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Thur 6Meet, chat and discuss: The Boathouse, 8-11pm. The new Thursday meetings go off to a great start - see you there next week!
Wed 5Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 5Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Sun 2Quiz night: The Boathouse, 8.30pm
Sat 1Dining club: Unfortunately the dining club had to be cancelled this month ☹

October 2014
Wed 29Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 29Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Wed 22Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 22Tea and cake: 3-5pm
Wed 15Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 8Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Sat 4Dining club: The Wrestlers, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, 8pm
Thur 2Extra meeting at the Boathouse
An extra meeting was requested to discuss a number of issues. Notably we decided that from November we will run an extra meeting at the Boathouse every Thursday, in addition to the Wednesday meetings. The atmosphere in the Boathouse is much quieter on Thursdays than on Wednesdays and it is hoped that the Thursday meetings will give more opportunity for chatting and discussion of trans-related issues.
Wed 1Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm

September 2014
Wed 24Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 17Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Wed 10Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm
Sat 6Dining club: Zizzi, Bene't Street, Cambridge, 7.30pm
Wed 3Social and dance night: The Boathouse, 8-11pm

(For events before Sept 2014, see the Missed It? article).